Author Visits & Appearances


For the 2021-22 school year, all my author visits are virtual, via your school-hosted platform (Zoom, Google Classrom, or other).


• For more information, to customize a presentation, or to schedule a visit, please contact me.

• Need funding? Check out this list of funding sources for school visits.

• Please check out the free resources in my Reading Discussion and Activity Guide.


Presentations for Students

Virtual Story Time + Author Q&A

I will read either DOZENS OF DOUGHNUTS or DON'T HUG DOUG aloud with your group and then take 10 minutes for questions and answers.

20 minutes

All grade levels, ideal for PreK-3

Any group size


Add-on art activity – Design a Doughnut (20 minutes)



Doughnuts + Math = Fun

I will read DOZENS OF DOUGHNUTS aloud with your group, then explore the math in the story in a grade-level appropriate and interactive way (can be customized) and then take 10 minutes for questions and answers.

45-60 minutes

Ideal for grades 1-3

Single classroom

$250 (virtual)/$350 (in-person, local)


Revision with Extra Sprinkles

“Good stories are not written. They are rewritten.” In this presentation, I’ll talk about the process of publishing a picture book from idea to publication with a special emphasis on revision, focusing on how a single page of DOZENS OF DOUGHNUTS changed throughout the process.


30-45 minutes

Ideal for grades 2-5

Any group size

$250 (virtual)/$350 (in-person, local)


Revision Workshop Add-On

For classes who have watched my revision presentation, I’ll take a deep dive into revision with hands-on, interactive examples that we’ll revise together with a variety of revision strategies (can be customized). This add on can occur immediately after the presentation, or on a separate day.

30-45 minutes

Ideal for grades 2-5

Single classroom



Conferences and Festivals

I’m available to speak at educator conferences, writer conferences, and book festivals, and am happy to pull together panel presentations with other authors. Some of my past presentations include:


  • Big Laughs (and Little Life Lessons) in Picture Books (panel)

  • STEAMing Up Children’s Books (panel)

  • Soaring Into Marketing with a Debut Group (panel)

  • Get Started in Children’s Magazine Writing

  • Rhyme It Right: A Workshop for Writers